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The Office of Graduate Studies is responsible for implementing University policies on graduate student classification, formal programs, culminating experiences, diplomas, advisement for incoming students, probationary and disqualified students, and Interdisciplinary majors.

The Graduate Studies Division encompasses the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) and Graduate Evaluation Services (GES). It is also responsible for Graduate Student Support Programs, Equity-based programs, and CSU System Recruitment and Support Programs.


Congratulations to CSUN's Masters in Social Work their program is ranked 15th in the country.

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CSUN online Masters degree in Social Work is now the #1 student rated MSW program in the country!

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Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program

In collaboration with Colleges and Departments, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (RGS) will now provide co-funding for the Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program for 2015-2016. Please contact your Dean’s office for more details. The RGS office will provide up to $500 (depending on the actual cost to host the speaker) to help support a finite number of speakers. There is no deadline, but we do have a predetermined budget.


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Congratulations to CSUN's Masters Degree Program in Biology recently announced it’s Spring 2015 top Biology Grad Programs for Financial Aid and CSUN’s Masters in Biology was ranked 13th in the country! Program rankings were compiled using data between September 1, 2012 and March 31, 2015. The rankings encompassed reviews posted by more than 3,000 biology grad students participating in over 300 Grad programs nationwide.

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2015 Nathan O. Freedman Memorial Award winner.

Congratulations to Angelica Amezcua, the 2015 Nathan O. Freedman Memorial Award winner! This award recognizes the most outstanding graduate student at CSUN.

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29th Annual CSU Student Research Competition May 1st-2nd 2015

Congratulations to all of the CSUN student's that participated in the 29th Annual Student Research Symposium Competition. Amanda Blake, M.S. in the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences, won second place in this years competition.


Congratulations to CSUN's Masters in the department of Education

CSUN’s Masters in Education was ranked in the top 25 nationally by

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Congratulations to CSUN's Masters in the department of Social Work

CSUN’s Masters in Social Work was ranked in the top 25 nationally by

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Money Magazine Names CSUN a Top 10 "Valley All Star"

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New Writing Center Resource for Graduate Students

Writing a thesis, dissertation, or final project? The University Writing Center now has an expert writing consultant ready to work with you.

This spring, Dr. Terrie Mathis has joined the Writing Center team, specifically to work with graduate students.  Dr. Mathis teaches in both the English and Linguistics departments, and has experience working with graduate students on theses, and with writers whose first language is not English. 

Make a 30-minute appointment to meet with her to discuss your project, thesis, or dissertation.  You can work together on a range of writing issues.  Just bring in a question or concern like:  

  • My advisor says my writing is too informal.
  • My advisor says my sentence structure is hard to follow. 
  • How do I transition from this section to the next?
  • How do I wrap up this section?
  • How do I integrate my sources?
  • Is my literature review well-organized?

 Dr. Mathis is available in the Learning Resource Center Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.  Please call (818) 677-2033 to schedule an appointment.